I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Sprint. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.
As I mentioned last month, I am excited to be a Sprint Ambassador through Mom Central! Over the course of the next year I will be sharing my experiences using various Sprint devices and service options. This time I had the opportunity to test out the HTC One (M8) Harman/Kardon Edition, an Android based smart phone.
The HTC One Harman/Kardon edition has revolutionary technology that restores all types of compressed digital music and provides a more life-like headphone listening experience, the beautifully crafted all-metal HTC One (M8) Harman/Kardon Edition with superior design inside and out provides a music experience unlike any other. As a part of Sprint’s new Sprint Sound Sessions, Sprint is giving customers access to Spotify’s catalogue of more than 20 million songs. Spotify has always been my choice of music streaming program so to have this access built in is fantastic.
I was also sent a Harman/Kardan Onyx Studio wireless speaker to try out with the HTC One. I’m a huge fan of wireless speakers and being able to link it up to Spotify via the HTC One meant we were jamming a lot. My husband even used the speaker to provide music during dinner at his end of the year banquet for his high school band. It did well even in an acoustically challenged high school cafeteria. I’m not really too picky when it comes to music, but my musician husband loves this speaker.
While the music on the HTC One is a great feature, I really loved the camera options on the HTC. I took the HTC One to a weekend conference at Zion Ponderosa Ranch in hopes of getting some amazing photos and the HTC One did not disappoint. I took several amazing sunset shots on the camera on our first evening.
One feature I love on the HTC’s camera is the “selfie” function. The selfie option of the camera gives you a few seconds to get the camera where you want it before you take the shot. I had the chance to take a helicopter flight around Zion National Park and of course had to get a selfie of me in my cool headgear.
The HTC also offers a duo camera where it takes a photo from both the front and back cameras at the same time. When I first got the phone, I thought that function was a little silly. When would you use that?! Well, it turns out it’s a lot of fun to use when you are sight seeing or in a helicopter.
Other than the fun cameras and music, the HTC One also has a nice large screen. The phone itself is quite large so I was worried it’d be a bit bulky in my pocket, but I barely even noticed it the entire weekend at my conference. The phone is very thin and and light. If you’re looking for a new phone, I’d recommend checking out the HTC One Harman/Kardon edition.